So does HMV going into administration mean bad things for the UK video game market? Check out what Game-Modo think.
As stated in this article the game prices were terrible, I personally never bought a game from HMV because of that fact. Why pay more when you could walk along the street and find it much cheaper? So I doubt it will be missed much concerning it's gaming side. The worst thing HMV did was downsize their music sections. It used to be great to go and look through all their different sections of music years ago, you were sure to find many albums of different genres that you would be interested in. But that's not been the case for quite a while, they just offered the same crap that you could buy in Tescos or Asdas while you were doing your weekly shopping, giving very little incentive to visit HMV at all. I'm sad to see HMV go, but the writing was on the wall for a long time. They failed to move with the times, and they also failed to keep people who had been shopping there for years keep coming in.
this may not be true worldwide, but all of the HMVs got rid of their gaming section in canada.
Personally I don't think it will be a big deal if Game were to go under, same goes for HMV. Neither have been competative in recent years in respects to the price of gaming on the highstreet. Game have been kept in business by clueless parents who get badgered by their children to trade their games in against over priced stock. HMV have survived as they offer a bit of everything. Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and even Argos, a catalogue shop price their games far better. Quite embarassing when you consider that all Game deal in is...well games.
GAME's already gone in France...
So is this the future for gamestop state side?
Gamestop sound like the equivilent of Game in the UK - Trade in 2-3 new games and still pay towards the game you want. Pre-owned titles that are £5 cheaper than new etc. They bought Gamestation and figured they had cornered the market and their prices reflect that belief, didn't factor that supermarkets would eventually become real competition I think. HMV are not that bad overall, they offer a bit of everything and i've had one or two good deals in regards to gaming but the fact that DVDs and CDs have gone down the digital route (Lovefilm/Netflix/iTunes) has pretty much screwed them. Blockbuster won't be far behind.
yup right on exactly. trade in & valvues equal exactly. Looks like gamestop should be paying attention! Oh hell blockbuster state side is all but gone. There isnt a blockbuster around me in 50 miles that im aware of any more. Used to have 10 of them within 10 miles! Edit: ok i looked it up closest blockbuster to me is 32.5 miles so i guess i exaderated a little lol
BYE HMV, you deserve to die along with every other retail shop that has been ripping consumers off over the years
What the hell is GAME and HMV??
I bought my PS3 Slim from HMV a few years ago, it was literally the only place that had any in stock and even they only had 2, they've given me pretty good trade in prices the few times I tried them too
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